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When people say, ‘I don’t see you enough,’ well just because you don’t see me don’t mean I don’t exist, or just ’cause you haven’t…
Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years. It’s a name that the streets taught me, a figure of speech…
Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years it’s a name that the streets taught me a figure of speech…
I’ve been fortunate with my acting career. A lot of scripts come to me. I don’t mind auditioning if something that requires that, but I…
I get reminded a lot of the time that my life is a little bit different, but I’m just trying to keep it as regular…
I don’t wanna get into that space where a lot of guys now, their solo album is like eight or 10 songs with other people,…
You have to be an extremist to believe that you’re gonna be the president of the United States and your name is Barack Hussein Obama!…
With guys I revere, like Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X, their look is less about style than purpose and the expression of beauty. It wasn’t…
What I take from writers I like is their economy – the ability to use language to very effective ends.
I have no confidence issues with the impact or the quality of the music. No one in hip-hop, before this point and to this point,…
There are a lot of people who call themselves teachers or leaders, but they’re really just propagandists.
Record companies are not necessarily interested in you realizing your artistic dream. The bottom line is that they got to sell records.
I’m retiring the Mos Def name after 2011. I’m actually doing it.
I’m trying to get low. People’s personalities can get in the way of their own work.
I’m inspired by playwrights, novelists, poets: The value of language has been a lifelong passion of mine. I enjoy it. I’m good at it.
I’m an independent thinker. And I’m not the poster child for any movement. I’m trying to support whatever’s right no matter where it is.
I’m growing as an individual, but your always growing. All of my albums are snapshots of where I am artistically.
I was taught when there’s somethin’ you can change around keep quiet, you got nothin’ to complain about.
I never had any ambitions of being a movie star or anything like that, but you know, this is nice.
I know what it feels like to have the door slammed firmly in my face, so I’m cool with that.
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